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Your 2013 NHL All-Stars

NEW YORK (July 3, 2013) -- Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, a previous five-time selection to the NHL First All-Star Team at left wing, has been voted to the First Team at right wing in 2012-13 to become just the second player in League history to receive the honor at multiple positions.

Ovechkin joins four-time First Team selection Mark Messier, who was named to the squad twice as a left wing (1980-81, 1981-82) and twice as a center (1989-90, 1991-92).

Ovechkin tallied 32 goals in 48 games, including 23 in his final 23 contests, to become a three-time winner of the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader. He finished third in the League in points (56), leading the Capitals to an 11-1-1 record in April and their fifth Southeast Division title in the last six years.

Joining Ovechkin on the First Team is center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who garnered his second career First Team berth, and four newcomers to the First Team -- Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter.

Among those named to the Second Team are goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, who collected his first Second Team berth to go along with his First Team nomination last season; defensemen Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, both first-time selections; center Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, also a first-time selection; and right wing Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning, voted to the Second Team for the fourth time.

Rounding out the Second Team, at left wing, is Ovechkin. While most voters selected Ovechkin at right wing to make him a decisive winner at that position, the 27-year-old Moscow native received enough votes from other voters as a left wing -- the position he played for each of his seven prior NHL seasons and for a handful of games in 2012-13 -- to place second overall behind Kunitz.

Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

 

2012-2013 NHL First All-Star Team

                                                GP  W    L   OT    GAA  SV%  SO

G   Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets     38  21   11  6     2.00  .932  4

 

                                                GP     Mins.    G    A  Pts

D   P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens             42     23:14    11   27  38

D   Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild                  48     27:16    4    28  32

C   Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins          36     21:06    15   41  56

RW  Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals          48     20:53    32   24  56

LW  Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins           48     18:01    22   30  52

 

2012-2013 NHL Second All-Star Team

                                                GP  W    L   OT    GAA  SV%   SO

G   Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers          43  24   16  3     2.05  .926  2

 

                                                GP     Mins.    G    A  Pts

D   Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim Ducks          48     23:27    6    18  24

D   Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins            35     25:38    5    33  38

C   Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks          47     19:20    23   25  48

RW  Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning       48     21:59    17   43  60

LW  Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals          48     20:53    32   24  56

 

                2012-2013 NHL ALL-STAR TEAM VOTING RESULTS

 

                                GOALTENDER

 

                                 Pts.         (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star

Selections

 

   1.                            SERGEI BOBROVSKY, CBJ      728

(129-24-11)                      1 First Team, 0 Second Team

   2.                            Henrik Lundqvist, NYR      220

(12-40-40)                       1 First Team, 1 Second Team

   3.                            Antti Niemi, S.J.    219   (9-43-45)

   4.                            Tuukka Rask, BOS     174   (9-33-30)

   5.                            Craig Anderson, OTT  157   (14-23-18)

   6.                            Corey Crawford, CHI  32    (1-6-9)

   7.                            James Reimer, TOR    10    (0-2-4)

   8.                            Evgeni Nabokov, NYI  8     (1-1-0)

   9.                            Jimmy Howard, DET    7     (0-1-4)

   10.                           Ray Emery, CHI 6     (0-1-3)

   11.                           Carey Price, MTL     5     (0-1-2)

   12.                           Cory Schneider, VAN  4     (0-0-4)

   13.                           Niklas Backstrom, MIN      2     (0-0-2)

   14.                           Viktor Fasth, ANA    1     (0-0-1)

    Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT       1            (0-0-1)

    Braden Holtby, WSH           1            (0-0-1)

 

                                  DEFENSE

 

                                 Pts.         (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star

Selections

 

   1.                            P.K. SUBBAN, MTL     756   (121-47-10) 1

First Team, 0 Second Team

   2.                            RYAN SUTER, MIN      713   (112-46-15) 1

First Team, 0 Second Team

   3.                            Kris Letang, PIT     618   (71-82-17)  0

First Team, 1 Second Team

   4.                            Francois Beauchemin, ANA   256

(11-47-60)                       0 First Team, 1 Second Team

   5.                            Duncan Keith, CHI    249   (10-48-55)

   6.                            Zdeno Chara, BOS     214   (20-24-42)

   7.                            Shea Weber, NSH      68    (1-14-21)

   8.                            Oliver Ekman-Larsson, PHX  65    (4-11-12)

   9.                            Drew Doughty, L.A.   48    (1-9-16)

   10.                           Keith Yandle, PHX    40    (1-5-20)

   11.                           Niklas Kronwall, DET 35    (2-3-16)

   12.                           Alex Pietrangelo, STL      25    (2-2-9)

   13.                           Dion Phaneuf, TOR    25    (0-6-7)

   14.                           Andrei Markov, MTL   23    (1-2-12)

   15.                           Dustin Byfuglien, WPG      12    (0-3-3)

   16.                           Dan Hamhuis, VAN     10    (0-3-1)

   17.                           Mike Green, WSH      10    (0-2-4)

   18.                           Kimmo Timonen, PHI   10    (0-1-7)

   19.                           Dan Girardi, NYR     7     (1-0-2)

   20.                           Dennis Seidenberg, BOS     5     (0-1-2)

   21.                           Erik Karlsson, OTT   4     (0-1-1)

    Sheldon Souray, ANA          4            (0-1-1)

   23.                           Slava Voynov, L.A.   3     (0-0-3)

   24.                           Jason Garrison, VAN  2     (0-0-2)

    Sergei Gonchar, OTT          2            (0-0-2)

    Nick Leddy, CHI              2            (0-0-2)

    Paul Martin, PIT             2            (0-0-2)

   28.                           Kevin Bieksa, VAN    1     (0-0-1)

    Brian Campbell, FLA          1            (0-0-1)

    Christian Ehrhoff, BUF       1            (0-0-1)

    Cody Franson, TOR            1            (0-0-1)

    Ryan McDonagh, NYR           1            (0-0-1)

    Lubomir Visnovsky, NYI       1            (0-0-1)

    Marek Zidlicky, N.J.         1            (0-0-1)

 

                                  CENTER

 

                                 Pts.        (1st-2nd-3rd)  Career All-Star

Selections

    1.                           SIDNEY CROSBY, PIT   725   (115-44-18) 2

First Team, 1 Second Team

    2.                           Jonathan Toews, CHI  404   (36-60-44)  0

First Team, 1 Second Team

    3.                           Steven Stamkos, T.B. 235   (14-41-42)

    4.                           John Tavares, NYI    193   (13-29-41)

    5.                           Pavel Datsyuk, DET   22    (0-3-13)

    6.                           Ryan Getzlaf, ANA    12    (0-0-12)

    7.                           Eric Staal, CAR      6     (0-1-3)

    8.                           Claude Giroux, PHI   5     (1-0-0)

    9.                           Henrik Sedin, VAN    4     (0-1-1)

    10.                          Henrik Zetterberg, DET     2     (0-0-2)

    11.                          Patrice Bergeron, BOS      1     (0-0-1)

                                 Matt Duchene, COL    1     (0-0-1)

                                 Anze Kopitar, L.A.   1     (0-0-1)

 

                                RIGHT WING

 

                                 Pts.        (1st-2nd-3rd)  Career All-Star

Selections

 

    1.                           ALEX OVECHKIN, WSH   591   (103-23-7)  6

First Team, 2 Second Team

    2.                           Martin St. Louis, T.B.     440

(36-74-38)                       1 First Team, 4 Second Team

    3.                           Patrick Kane, CHI    437   (36-63-68)

    4.                           Phil Kessel, TOR     68    (2-10-28)

    5.                           Pascal Dupuis, PIT   22    (0-4-10)

    6.                           Steven Stamkos, T.B. 10    (2-0-0)

    7.                           Jakub Voracek, PHI   8     (0-1-5)

    8.                           James Neal, PIT      6     (0-0-6)

    9.                           Ryan Callahan, NYR   4     (0-1-1)

    10.                          Alexander Semin, CAR 4     (0-0-4)

    11.                          Jeff Carter, L.A.    3     (0-1-0)

                                 Rick Nash, NYR 3     (0-1-0)

    13.                          Corey Perry, ANA     3     (0-0-3)

    14.                          Chris Stewart, STL   2     (0-0-2)

    15.                          Daniel Alfredsson, OTT     1     (0-0-1)

                                 Ryan Getzlaf, ANA    1     (0-0-1)

                                 Claude Giroux, PHI   1     (0-0-1)

                                 Marian Hossa, CHI    1     (0-0-1)

                                 Ilya Kovalchuk, N.J. 1     (0-0-1)

                                 P.A. Parenteau, COL  1     (0-0-1)

                                 Blake Wheeler, WPG   1     (0-0-1)

 

                                 LEFT WING

 

                                 Pts.        (1st-2nd-3rd)  Career All-Star

Selections

    1.                           CHRIS KUNITZ, PIT    519   (70-47-28)  1

First Team, 0 Second Team

    2.                           Alex Ovechkin, WSH   217   (41-4-0)    6

First Team, 2 Second Team

    3.                           Taylor Hall, EDM     205   (18-28-31)

    4.                           Henrik Zetterberg, DET     179

(17-22-28)

    5.                           Andrew Ladd, WPG     169   (11-28-30)

    6.                           Rick Nash, NYR 154   (10-27-23)

    7.                           Daniel Sedin, VAN    38    (4-4-6)

    8.                           Thomas Vanek, BUF    36    (2-6-8)

    9.                           Matt Moulson, NYI    24    (0-5-9)

    10.                          Zach Parise, MIN     23    (1-3-9)

    11.                          Brad Marchand, BOS   19    (2-2-3)

    12.                          Patrick Kane, CHI    5     (1-0-0)

                                 Martin St. Louis, T.B.     5     (1-0-0)

    14.                          Pascal Dupuis, PIT   3     (0-1-0)

                                 Patrick Marleau, S.J.      3     (0-1-0)

    16.                          James Neal, PIT      1     (0-0-1)

                                 Brandon Saad, CHI    1     (0-0-1)

                                 Jakub Voracek, PHI   1     (0-0-1)

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Comments

Paul's avatar

What do you think of Ovechkin making the 1st and 2nd team?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/03/13 at 11:23 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

7. James Reimer, TOR   10   (0-2-4)
8. Evgeni Nabokov, NYI 8   (1-1-0)
9. Jimmy Howard, DET   7   (0-1-4)


Yeah, I think we can safely disregard these results.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 07/03/13 at 11:23 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Rob Rossi tweet…

should be said #phwa informed members of position switch for Ovechkin AND asked local chapter heads to inform of similar cases.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/03/13 at 11:26 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Paul, I think it is unnecessary.  It’s a shame they didn’t give the honor to another player since he was already on the first team.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 07/03/13 at 11:27 AM ET

SnLO's avatar

What do you think of Ovechkin making the 1st and 2nd team?

there is a flaw in the popularity contest

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 07/03/13 at 11:29 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Bob McKenzie tweet,

The really sad part, IIRC, is PHWA instructed voters via email that Ovechkin is a RW this season yet he still gets voted 2nd team LW. Unreal

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/03/13 at 11:29 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Bob McKenzie tweet,

  The really sad part, IIRC, is PHWA instructed voters via email that Ovechkin is a RW this season yet he still gets voted 2nd team LW. Unreal

Yeah it’s hard to believe that professional hockey writers, who have been so on the ball during these last few days regarding possible trades and signings, wouldn’t have done their due diligence.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 07/03/13 at 11:33 AM ET

Primis's avatar

It’s stupid that it’s positional like that anyways.  Just name 3 forwards and 2 d-men already.

While I agree the PHWA is stupid and votes stupidly, when someone’s that stupid you have to dumb it down for them as much as possible or else you’re stupid too.

Posted by Primis on 07/03/13 at 11:48 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh, man.  I’m having giggle fits like you wouldn’t believe.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 07/03/13 at 11:52 AM ET

BC's avatar

What do you think of Ovechkin making the 1st and 2nd team?

It’s a nice consolation prize for another playoff flop

Posted by BC on 07/03/13 at 12:00 PM ET

Avatar

Yeah, I think we can safely disregard these results.

No kidding!

Posted by zombietroy on 07/03/13 at 12:30 PM ET

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